A while back I was reading Oswald Spengler’s The Decline of the West and found myself gripped by the idea that if one was looking to peer into the moment when then west was born, one would have to immerse themselves in late Medieval works like the The Golden Legend
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A look at Schmitt's dissection of the idea of parliamentary democracy, exposing its philosophical foundations, contradictions and trajectory.
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It is increasingly obvious that we as human beings are no longer masters of the technical system we created. It masters us. Can we assert mastery? What…
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The "walkable" community is one of those stange issues that stirs a lot of emotion in people. Some recent reflections, with pictures, from my recent…
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Yes, it’s a National Lampoon reference. Going back to the fatherland to visit friends and feed my soul with the rhythms of home.
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Ellul has helped us break the spell of the illusion which has been cast over our eyes. What are we to do with this new clarity, now that we see our…
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Red Caesar may ride in on his white horse, but he will not be able to reform the administrative state. Neither will super smart AI. Neither will running…
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We live in a world of images. How does the ephemeral nature of images and the coercive power of propaganda shape the politics of today. Ellul shares…
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